t was anything but a quiet Christmas Day for officers of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) in Guyana as a major drug bust was conducted which resulted in millions of dollars worth of cannabis being seized.
According to reports, on December 25, CANU officers conducted an operation on Black Bush Polder main road where they attempted to intercept a vehicle.
Two male occupants exited the vehicle and fled into the nearby bushes leaving the vehicle parked along the roadway.
A subsequent search was conducted on the vehicle, revealing 10 bags containing a number of parcels of suspected cannabis.
The suspected narcotics along with the vehicle were escorted to CANU’s Berbice Office where the narcotics tested positive for cannabis with a total weight of 179.8 kg or 394.6 lbs. and a street value of approximately 20 million dollars.
Investigations are ongoing.